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Project Title: Review of Governance Reform in the National Nuclear Security Administration

PIN: DEPS-LAB-15-05         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Laboratory Assessments Board DEPS

RSO:
Weidman, Scott

Subject/Focus Area:
Engineering and Technology; National Security and Defense


Review of Governance Reform in the National Nuclear Security Administration
February 10, 2017 - February 11, 2017
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Rodney Howard
Email: rhoward@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2421
Fax: 202-334-2422


Agenda:

Joint Project of the National Academy of Sciences and
the National Academy of Public Administration

Tracking and Assessing Governance and Management Reform of the Nuclear Security Enterprise

February 10-11, 2017
Room 250, National Academy of Sciences Building
21st and C Streets, Washington, D. C.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017

CLOSED SESSION FOR PANEL MEMBERS AND STAFF ONLY
7:30-8:30 am

OPEN SESSION
8:30 Status from NNSA Headquarters
- Overview of the report “Governance & Management of the Nuclear Security Enterprise”
- How NNSA will continue to ensure progress: discussion with the NNSA Office of Policy

William (Ike) White, Chief of Staff and Associate Principal Deputy Administrator
Steven Erhart, Director, Office of Policy, NNSA

9:45 Break

10:00 Discussion with Congressional Staff Member

Jonathan Epstein, Counsel
US Senate Committee on Armed Services

10:30 Summary of Information Gathering by Staff Team Leaders and Topic Teams

Myra Howze Shiplett, Achieving and Sustaining Change
Larry Novey, Clarifying Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities
Scott Weidman, Mitigating Burdensome Practices

12:00 Break for lunch

12:30 Panel discussion of issues with senior people from the field and from headquarters
- Douglas Dearolph, Manager, Savannah River Field Office
- Tom Gioconda, Deputy Director for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (by phone)
- Randy Hendrickson, NNSA Assoc. Administrator for Management and Budget
- Rick Kacich, Deputy Laboratory Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory (by phone)
- Ingrid Kolb, Director, DOE Office of Management
- Nicole Nelson-Jean, Manager of the Livermore Field Office
- Kim Sawyer, Deputy Laboratories Director and COO, Sandia National Laboratories (by phone)

3:00 Break

3:15 Insights of the SEAB Working Group Tracking Progress on Governance and Management Reform

Admiral Richard Mies, Co-Chairman of the Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise and co-chair of the SEAB Working Group

4:15 Plenary Discussion of Progress to Date in the Nuclear Security Enterprise

5:00 Adjourn

CLOSED SESSION
5:30-8:00 pm



SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017

CLOSED SESSION FOR PANEL MEMBERS AND STAFF ONLY
7:30 am to noon

12:00 Adjourn


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Jill P. Dahlburg
Robert Shea
Elizabeth R. Cantwell
Keith A. Coleman
Paul A. Fleury
David Graham
William Madia (by phone)
Barbara Romzek
Tammy P. Taylor
Merri Wood-Schultz


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Committee findings and conclusions
Content of the first interim report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Nov. 30, 2016 letter from Jared Cohon to Sec. Moniz
Nov. 30, 2016 letter from TJ Glauthier to Sec. Moniz
DOE report to Congress, "Governance and Management of the Nuclear Security Enterprise," December 2016

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: February 21, 2017